Liberal Democrat Success in Castle Cary

11 Aug 2023

The Somerset Liberal Democrats are delighted to have gained a seat on Somerset Council in Castle Cary after the by-election on Thursday 10th August. This increases their total councillors on Somerset Council to 62 and a majority of 14.  

Kevin said: “I’m truly humbled by the support shown to me by the many residents I’ve met during this campaign. I will work hard alongside Cllr Henry Hobhouse to ensure the best for all the residents in Castle Cary and all the villages I now represent – I look forward to getting started!”

Bill Revans, Leader of Somerset Council, said “I would like to thank the residents of Castle Cary for their support of the bold initiatives Somerset Council are taking. We are determined to clean up our environment and help those in need during this cost-of-living crisis as part of our vision to build a fairer, greener and more resilient council for Somerset.  

"Kevin is exactly the sort of councillor we want, someone local and determined to do the best for his community. ”

Sarah Dyke, MP for Somerton and Frome, added “ I am delighted to see this result which builds on the back of my recent success in the Somerton and Frome By-election.  

"The people I spoke to in Castle Cary told me they want politicians who listen to them and will deliver change.

"I look forward to working with Kevin to achieve as much as possible for the area. We need people like Kevin to protect our precious environment and deliver on vital local projects."